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Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Home 3.1 Update: Now Showing Current & Next Month Public Training Events

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No more short notice on events to be held at the beginning of the month.

In fact, when we first rolled out our Home 3.0, we had already aware of one problem with our Current Month Public Training Events Column: Those events to be held in the beginning of the month were always appeared short notice and did not make sense to the users. Until recently, as one of our members, Culture Dynamics, also reminded us about the same issue, we decided to address it once and for all.

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Happy Birthday to and Welcome to I'MTP 3.0!

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As turns 2 years old on her 2nd anniversary, our I'MTP also turn 3.0 on 11.11.2013! Find out what I'MTP 3.0 mean to you and the training providers in Malaysia!

Happy Birthday to! ^^

On 11 Nov 2012 last year, we launched our I'MTP 2.0; this year 11 Nov 2013, although didn't plan in purpose, we realized that we're actually going to repeat what we were doing last year, that is to launch our I'MTP 3.0 on our 2nd anniversary in 2013! We had already thought of fine-tuning our I'MTP service modal once again since Sep 2013 in order to balance the growth of our member population across training categories, but we never thought of launching it on our 2nd anniversary until it was getting nearer to Nov 2013: "Oh ya! Why not we launch it at 11 Nov once again?!" — So here comes the launching of our I'MTP 3.0 on 11.11.2013, once again. ^^

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

I'mTP 3.0: No more "Grrrggghh" for keep failing your Final Q&A Test!

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"Grrrggghh" for keep failing our Q&A Test?
— We think you would love this! ^^

Dear Training Providers, we know some of you were almost going crazy by keep failing our Final Q&A Test due to not knowing which questions you have done wrong — Don't worry! In the coming I'mTP 3.0, we'll make it a little bit easier for you (see picture below)! ^^

Our original intention is to avoid the applicants from blindly guessing for the answers (and still got it right!) without showing their willingness to fully understand our service terms and cause some unwanted future disputes later on.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Training Demand Dropped: Malaysian Government Budget Allocation the One to Blame?

• Date: site traffic had been dropped since early 2013. Is Google algorithm change the one to blame or Malaysian government budget allocation on training could be part of the cause? Read more...

Just as we thought the dropping of our site traffic was purely caused by Google Panda & Penguin change alone, after performing a further research, we discovered that Google might not be the only one who responsible for the traffic drop but the allocation of Malaysian government budget on training could also be the one. If you look at the graph generated by Google Trends below, you'll notice that keyword searches related to training in Malaysia had been tremendously declined since year 2004 until present day:

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

We have a new Tagline!

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As our reputation gradually growth, our tagline has no longer SEO-oriented but Brand-oriented without sacrificing the needs for both SEO and users...

Some background history about our old tagline...

When we just started, we were not famous and reputable enough to attract more visitors, therefore, making every step to be SEO-oriented was our key strategy to gain market awareness. If you refer to our old tagline below:

“Your most compelling online source for your corporate training hunting experience in Malaysia!”

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Home 3.0: Bringing Your Course Hunting Experience to the Next Level

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Making our home page more worthwhile to be revisited than before...

Why Home 3.0?

Since we started on 11.11.2011 until today, we have a total of 13,653 returning visitors and 83.4% are from Malaysia. Lately this year, over 30% out of our total monthly visitors are returning visitors. Apparently, many have chosen as their favorite source in searching for their desired corporate training courses. But the question is, how can we make the returns of our loyal visitors more meaningful and worthwhile than before? — Here comes our Home 3.0!

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Released: Course Category Browsing 3.5

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It's not your eyesight or short-term memory problem — it's our design problem. Introducing Course Category Browsing 3.5 with Section Repeat Column Title.

The Problem

As we released Course Category Browsing 3.0, we did not aware of the short-coming of our design as we know too well about our own site. In a long list of training courses like Soft Skills, we finally realized that the column titles only appeared once, that is at the top most of the page, while the courses had been broken down into numerous sections by subcategory in a collapsible manner. By the time the users scroll down somewhere in the middle or bottom of the page, the column titles were no longer visible to them. Therefore, whoever started their browsing at the middle of the page may not know exactly what purpose that each column was for. This is particularly true when the users' first action was to click on the In-house tab of which the page will automatically scroll down to the beginning part of the in-house program listing section.

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Introducing Public Training Event Column Extension

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We know what you're thinking when you've reached to the bottom of the event list...

After launching our current month Public Training Event Column for a couple of months, we aware that some may stop at the bottom of the event list when they could not find anything suitable to be attended in the current month — "How about next month?"

Although we do have a whole year training calendar under our training category program listing page (e.g. Soft Skills, HR & Business Management etc.), those who're new may not aware of it and therefore not even bother to click on it. To facilitate such learning and to increase awareness of our training calendar's availability, we've added this extended box at the bottom of our Public Training Event Column: "View Next Month Public Programs". This extended box contains links to our training calendar of each training category. Not only that, by clicking on it, it will jump directly to the Next Month section of the calendar without having to scroll down for further discovery.

We hope you will find this new improvement interesting and make more sense to your course searching experience. To give you a hint, there will be more bigger improvement happening to our Home Page in the coming months. Be sure to set our Facebook Page to notify you for our new posts!

Happy course hunting! :)

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Website Grant Worth RM1000 by Malaysia Government (SKMM)

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Free website grant worth RM1,000 to be given away by Malaysia government (Get Malaysian Business Online, SKMM) to qualified small business owners! Apply now!

Website Grant by Get Malaysian Business Online (GMBO) Program

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Designing Favicon & Logo for Effective Branding and Online Marketing

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Content Summary:

  • What is Favicon? Why is it a BIG DEAL?
  • Strategically Plan for your Logo Design for Publication Diversity and Maximum Branding Result — 5 Strategies.
  • Designing your Favicon using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Make It Work for your Web

What is Favicon? Why is it a Big Deal?

What is Favicon?

If you're our regular site visitor, you may notice that we've changed our Favicon for our website since the day we launched our new blog site in August 2013. As shown in the picture above, Favicon is a small little icon that appears on your site visitor's web browser tab and bookmark.

So what is the big deal of this small little icon?

Date: Monday, August 26, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified by University of Malaya

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Be sure to register for the upcoming Oct 2013 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification training certified by University of Malaya, joined effort with SDI Centre.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

We would like to remind you that there will be a 5-day Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training conducted by SDI Centre at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, on 9th October 2013. This program is a joined effort of SDI Centre with University of Malaya and the certificate will be issued by University of Malaya. The training schedule will be organized as shown below:

Date: Friday, August 23, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

SITE UPDATE: Performance Improvement & Change of Form Color Scheme

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Find out how we improve our overall site performance, why it is proud to be our I'mTP members, why it is worth spending time searching courses on, and why we change our online forms' colour scheme.

Overall Site Performance Improvement

Almost all websites have other dependencies that control its look-and-feel, behaviors and functionalities. Some people refer to these files as resource files. They're like images, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript files. When a web browser is loading a page, all these dependencies need to be loaded as well; some need to be loaded in sequence, some not.

Earlier, we placed these files in different geography locations on different 3rd party servers. Now, we've moved these files to a same geographical location on a same server that is more powerful with higher up-time. Although we've yet to compress and minify those files for smaller file size, faster loading time, and shorter browser interpretation time, this is just one of our site performance tuning stages. We will keep you updated as we move on.

Hosting your web pages and the resource files may have a great impact on your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) performance too, for example, when Google is unable to crawl your pages due to time-out response time. When Google is unable to crawl your pages, naturally, your pages will not be indexed and searchable on search engine, not to mention about achieving high ranking.

Date: Monday, August 19, 2013

Author: Antonio Ooi

Finally, our Official Blog is here!

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Find out why we launched this blog and learn how we make this blog a better alternative to our social posts.

What's wrong with purely relying on Social Networks without a Blog?

It's had been more than a year since we started in November 2011, but we never had a proper blog site for ourselves until today. In the past, we only blogged for the most major announcements of our site and made whichever the latest as our Home Page. As we also realized the importance of the design compellingness of the home page, it became more costly for us to constantly post a new blog and replace it as our new home page. Due to this reason, we began to utilize our social networks, such as Facebook and Google+, for our minor and moderate announcements. Posting valuable announcements and sharing thought provoking insights with our followers via social networks may be good, but with some limitations: